bad days

hay días como hoy que prefiero olvidar
esos que llegan con noticias malas
una tras otra tras otra

días en los que solo los amigos
amainan un poco el golpe del destino
encuentros virtuales que se diluyen en la monotonía
que otorgan la distancia y el tiempo

pero esas no son penas para un guerrero
y será poner el frente a la situación
con una pequeña ayuda de mis amigos
como lo cantan los bitles y joe cocker

hay días que empiezan mal
que parecen ser una consecuencia
de todas las malas decisiones tomadas antes

pero entonces aparece la magia
en varias formas y te hacen sentir
que no todo está perdido

y decides que a pesar de todo
esto vale la pena y que con un poquito de amor
todo es posible y que si bien hay días que apestan
con el próximo amanecer todo puede ser diferente

maga del tiempo

La Maga se desliza entre ríos de tiempo
navegando en aguas ignotas, plenas de misterios
La Maga es un recuerdo de una puesta de sol
única irrepetible inefable

Ella hechiza cuando mira
con ojos profundos intrigantes, risueños
Circe que descubre los misterios
portal a lo infinito del Ser

Feérico mecanismo que destila éxtasis eternos
sabedora de lo sutil y de lo efímero
y que de la intrascendencia destila quintaesencias
que despiertan la adormilada mente
y estremecen el corazón

retorno a las fuentes tomado de tu mano
a degustar las mieles de perdidos paraísos primigenios
misteriosa náyade ensoñada entre brumas
y que reaparece ahora poderosa y deslumbrante

Isis reencarnada
eterno femenino hecho verbo
que vuelves por tu yang
a destronar al tedio
que invade mis entrañas
y me elevas hasta alturas
jamás imaginadas
sólo por obra y gracia de tus labios!

levanta la canilla

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step right up
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Everyone’s a winner, bargains galore
That’s right, you too can be the proud owner
Of the quality goes in before the name goes on
One-tenth of a dollar
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we got service after sales
how ‘bout perfume? we got perfume
how ‘bout an engagement ring?
Something for the little lady
something for the little lady
Something for the little lady, hmm
Three for a dollar
We got a year-end clearance, we got a white sale
And a smoke-damaged furniture
you can drive it away today
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Now you’ve heard it advertised, don’t hesitate
Don’t be caught with your drawers down
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You can step right up, step right up

That’s right, it filets, it chops
It dices, slices, never stops
lasts a lifetime, mows your lawn
And it mows your lawn
and it picks up the kids from school
It gets rid of unwanted facial hair
it gets rid of embarrassing age spots
It delivers a pizza
and it lengthens, and it strengthens
And it finds that slipper that’s been at large
under the chaise longe for several weeks
And it plays a mean Rhythm Master
It makes excuses for unwanted lipstick on your collar
And it’s only a dollar, step right up
it’s only a dollar, step right up

‘Cause it forges your signature.
If not completely satisfied
mail back unused portion of product
For complete refund of price of purchase
Step right up
Please allow thirty days for delivery
don’t be fooled by cheap imitations
You can live in it, live in it
laugh in it, love in it
Swim in it, sleep in it
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laugh in it, love in it
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that’s right
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it turns a sandwich into a banquet
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Change your shorts
change your life
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Change into a nine-year-old Hindu boy
get rid of your wife
And it walks your dog, and it doubles on sax
Doubles on sax, you can jump back Jack
see you later alligator
See you later alligator
And it steals your car
It gets rid of your gambling debts, it quits smoking
It’s a friend, and it’s a companion
And it’s the only product you will ever need
Follow these easy assembly instructions
it never needs ironing
Well it takes weights off hips, bust
thighs, chin, midriff
Gives you dandruff, and it finds you a job
it is a job
And it strips the phone company free
take ten for five exchange
And it gives you denture breath
And you know it’s a friend, and it’s a companion
And it gets rid of your traveler’s checks
It’s new, it’s improved, it’s old-fashioned
Well it takes care of business
never needs winding
Never needs winding
never needs winding
Gets rid of blackheads, the heartbreak of psoriasis
Christ, you don’t know the meaning of heartbreak, buddy
C’mon, c’mon, c’mon, c’mon
‘Cause it’s effective, it’s defective
it creates household odors
It disinfects, it sanitizes for your protection
It gives you an erection
it wins the election
Why put up with painful corns any longer?
It’s a redeemable coupon, no obligation
no salesman will visit your home
We got a jackpot, jackpot, jackpot
prizes, prizes, prizes, all work guaranteed
How do we do it
how do we do it
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We need your business
we’re going out of business
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end of our going-out-of-business sale
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batteries not included
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Step right up
step right up
step right up
You got it buddy: the large print giveth
and the small print taketh away
Step right up
you can step right up
you can step right up
C’mon step right up
(Get away from me kid, you bother me…)
Step right up, step right up, step right up
c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, c’mon
Step right up
you can step right up
c’mon and step right up
C’mon and step right up

Tom Waits – Rockpalast, WDR Studio L, Köln, West Germany, April 18, 1977

dos realidades

DSC02000 by Antoine Gerris
DSC02000, a photo by Antoine Gerris on Flickr.

Pasó un vagón con ruedas escarlata
y carrocería amarilla, nuevo flamante.
“¡Espléndido! -dije-, qué bueno
es estar vivo, cuando la belleza pela
la dura cáscara de la vida”. Y tú
dijiste: “¡Espléndido!”. Y pensé que habías visto
ese vagón brillando calle abajo;
pero miré y vi que tu mirada había caído
sobre un niño que atizaba puntapiés
a una obscena inmundicia marrón.
Nuestras almas son elefantes, pensé,
aisladas tras estrechos barrotes,
con trompas que asomadas fisgonean
y sobre la realidad se abalanzan;
y cada cual según su dulce antojo
se apodera del pastel que más le gusta
y deja atrás todos los demás.

Aldous Huxley.